iHeartMedia, in participation with the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative, is helping raise awareness for gender inequality issues with a symbolic, but powerful, gesture.
The mass media company announced this morning that more than 185 of iHeartMedia’s radio stations will play songs without female vocal tracks, while Clear Channel Outdoor’s New York’s Times Square billboards will replace female images with “NOT-THERE.org” (seen in the image above) to demonstrate that “we’re not there yet” on gender quality.
“For iHeartMedia, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contributions that women have made to the world, but most especially within music and entertainment, and set this stage for future progress,” said Gayle Troberman, EVP and CMO for iHeartMedia, Inc. “It is our hope that our participation and commitment to the NOT THERE – A No Ceilings Project will help ignite and energize the next generation to continue fighting every day for equality, until we are indeed, there.”
The newly launched website includes a web video featuring Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Jenny Slate, Padma Lakshmi and Sienna Miller, that presents some alarming statistics on gender inequality, in both a domestic and international context.
“We are taking a collective stand that full participation for women and girls anywhere and everywhere remains the unfinished business of the 21st century,” said Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton. “By knowing the facts and what has worked and hasn’t worked to advance gender equality, we can accelerate the pace of change for women and girls — both at home and around the world.”
In other Clinton Foundation-related news… the foundation announced last week that current University of Miami president and total boss, Donna Shalala, will head the organization following her departure from the school this upcoming summer after 14 transformative years as president.
Watch the “We’re Not There Yet” video via NoCeilings.com